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Trivial Pursuit Family Edition is great addition to family game night

NEWS –  If you are looking for an activity to stimulate the minds of both children and adults alike, I would suggest Hasbro Games Trivial Pursuit Family Edition.  This is an Amazon Exclusive product, and with its 4.5 star rating, this game did not disappoint! Hasbro Games Trivial Pursuit Family Edition is recommended for ages 8+ …

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Want to play Jackbox with a younger crowd? Get Party Pack 2.

NEWS – I wrote about the Jackbox Party Pack on Feb. 5. And again on April 16. Because I’m a big fan of these quirky, online party games. But more importantly, because they’ve been a lifeline during quarantine and social distancing, as we’ve hosted virtual games nights with far-flung family members, old friends from all …

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Here’s what you need to take game night to the next level

NEWS – Board game enthusiasts who are also short on gaming space will want to check out the Level Up tabletop platform from Spidermind Games. It adds a second story to your table so that you have room under it for your beverage, snacks, etc. Level Up is a modular, with tiles that snap together …

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Jackbox offers quirky, fun games you can play remotely

ARTICLE – I wrote about the Jackbox Party Pack on Feb. 5. Never did I imagine two months later this quirky trivia game package would be a lifeline to friends and family during a pandemic.  But here we are. Longing for some company beyond our four walls, and especially missing our extended family over the …

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These puzzles not only cure boredom, but they look awesome too

NEWS – If practicing social distancing has you feeling bored out of your mind, the Inside 3 puzzles are something that can help you exercise your brain and will get your mind off the fact that you can’t go out with your friends right now. What is it? It’s a plastic box with a multi-floor …

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Every teacher’s favorite “brain break” activity, The Original Brain Flakes

NEWS – If you are looking for an activity to stimulate the minds of both children and adults alike, these interlocking plastic discs are the answer.  Building with the Viahart Brain Flakes is one of our favorite STEM center activities. Students love building individually and in teams to master challenges. The possibilities for creativity are …

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Let your Rube Goldberg imagination run wild with Makeway

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Every Gadgeteer loves gizmos and gadgets.  Combining them into unlikely solutions was the artistic inspiration for Rube Goldberg.  The board game Mousetrap brought that creative opportunity to the game-playing masses. Makeway has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to let you do a little of that creative magic yourself on any magnetic vertical …

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Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza: Popular card game with a goofy name

NEWS – I’m in a Facebook group for parents of teens and young adults. Moms often post questions for other moms, and this time of year many ask for gift suggestions or game ideas to entertain their brood.  Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza. It’s a name that stands out. And one that keeps getting recommended.  …

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GameShell is a DIY kit to build your own Gameboy style handheld

NEWS – Holy handhelds Batman! Prepare to part with some cash, because I have what looks like the coolest DIY kit I’ve seen in a long time. It’s called the Clockwork GameShell and it’s a modular kit that includes all the parts needed to build your own pocket-sized gaming system that looks strikingly similar to …

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